Reflections on The Gita – Chapter 1, Verse 6

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Chapter 1 – Arjun Viṣhād Yog (अर्जुन विषाद योग) – Lamenting the Consequence of War – Verse 6

This post talks about the sixth verse of the first chapter.

Verse:

युधामन्युश्च विक्रान्त उत्तमौजाश्च वीर्यवान् |

सौभद्रो द्रौपदेयाश्च सर्व एव महारथा: || 6||

Translation:

The brave Yudhamanyu, the courageous Uttamauja, the son of Subhadra and the sons of Draupadi are all distinguished chariot warriors indeed

Reflection:

In the last two verses, Duryodhana was telling his teacher Dronacharya about the various warriors assembled by the Pandavas for the Kurukshetra war. In this verse also, Duryodhana continued telling Guru Drona about the Pandava’s warriors.

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Reflections on The Gita – Chapter 1, Verse 5

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Chapter 1 – Arjun Viṣhād Yog (अर्जुन विषाद योग) – Lamenting the Consequence of War – Verse 5

This post talks about the fifth verse of the first chapter.

Verse:

धृष्टकेतुश्चेकितान: काशिराजश्च वीर्यवान् |

पुरुजित्कुन्तिभोजश्च शैब्यश्च नरपुङ्गव: || 5||

Translation:

Dhrishtaketu, Chekitan, the brave king of Kashi, Purujita, Kuntibhoja, and Shaibya, are some of the noblest of men

Reflection:

Duryodhana continued enumerating the powerful warriors present in the Pandava’s army to his teacher Dronacharya. In the last verse, Duryodhana talked about Yuyudhana, King Virata and Drupada.

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Reflections on The Gita – Chapter 1, Verse 4

This is an ongoing series on my reflections on The Bhagavad Gita. I will post 2-5 posts a week, each post talking about 1 verse. You can find links for the entire series here.

Chapter 1 – Arjun Viṣhād Yog (अर्जुन विषाद योग) – Lamenting the Consequence of War – Verse 4

This post talks about the fourth verse of the first chapter.

Verse:

अत्र शूरा महेष्वासा भीमार्जुनसमा युधि

युयुधानो विराटश्च द्रुपदश्च महारथ: || 4||

Translation:

Here are powerful warriors and great bowmen who are equal to Bheem and Arjun in military prowess including Yuyudhana, Virat and Drupada who are all maharathis

Reflection:

This verse is also spoken by King Duryodhana to Acharya Drona.

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Reflections on The Gita – Chapter 1, Verse 3

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Chapter 1 – Arjun Viṣhād Yog (अर्जुन विषाद योग) – Lamenting the Consequence of War – Verse 3

This post talks about the third verse of the first chapter.

Verse:

पश्यैतां पाण्डुपुत्राणामाचार्य महतीं चमूम् ।

व्यूढां द्रुपदपुत्रेण तव शिष्येण धीमता ।। 3।।

Translation:

Please behold this my teacher, the sons of Pandu’s mighty army arranged in military formation by your brilliant disciple, the son of Drupada.

Reflection:

This verse is spoken by King Duryodhana to Acharya Drona. When Duryodhana got unsettled by seeing the unexpected might of the Pandava’s army, he went to his teacher Drona and spoke these words, taunting him.

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Reflections on The Gita – Chapter 1, Verse 2

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Chapter 1 – Arjun Viṣhād Yog (अर्जुन विषाद योग) – Lamenting the Consequence of War – Verse 2

This post talks about the second verse of the first chapter.

Verse:

सञ्जय उवाच ।

दृष्ट्वा तु पाण्डवानीकं व्यूढं दुर्योधनस्तदा ।

आचार्यमुपसङ्गम्य राजा वचनमब्रवीत् ।। 2।।

Translation:

Sanjay said:

Upon seeing the Pandavas’ army standing in military formation, King Duryodhana went to his teacher Guru Drona or Dronacharya, and said the following words.

Reflection:

In the last verse, the blind king Dhritarashtra had asked Sanjaya about the goings-on at the battlefield of Kurukshetra. In this verse, Sanjaya replies to him.

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Reflections on The Gita – Chapter 1, Verse 1

This is an ongoing series on my reflections on The Bhagavad Gita. I will post 2-5 posts a week, each post talking about 1 verse. You can find links for the entire series here.

Chapter 1 – Arjun Viṣhād Yog (अर्जुन विषाद योग) – Lamenting the Consequence of War – Verse 1

This post talks about the first verse of the first chapter.

Verse:

धृतराष्ट्र उवाच |

धर्मक्षेत्रे कुरुक्षेत्रे समवेता युयुत्सवः |

मामकाः पाण्डवाश्चैव किमकुर्वत सञ्जय ||1||

Translation:

Dhritarashtra said:

On the holy fields of Kurukshetra, where my sons and sons of Pandu have assembled, desirous of battle, what did they do, O Sanjaya?

Reflection:

Usually, the first chapter talks about the theme of the book. That is the case here too. The first chapter introduces the book and talks about the upcoming battle between Kurus and Pandavas.

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